Pawtucket Slaters (baseball)

The Pawtucket Slaters were a minor-league baseball team based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. From 1946 through 1949, the team played its games at McCoy Stadium as a member of the class-B New England League, and was affiliated with the Boston Braves of the National League. The Slaters made the league playoffs in each season of their four-year existence; in each case, they were eliminated in the first round, including three consecutive playoff losses at the hands of the eventual league champion Nashua Dodgers.[1]

Mural on the concourse of McCoy Stadium

The Slaters were preceded in the New England League by the Pawtucket Maroons (1894–1896), Pawtucket Phenoms (1897) and Pawtucket Tigers (1898) and Pawtucket Colts.[2][3][4]

Pawtucket led the New England League in attendance in 1947.[1] The team disbanded with the league after the 1949 season.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Year Record Finish
Full Season
Attendance Manager Postseason
1946 70–54 Fourth n/a Hughie Wise Lost to Nashua Dodgers
in first round
1947 65–60 Fourth 92,787 Pete Fox Lost to Nashua
in first round
1948 61–64 Fourth 60,432 Hughie Wise Lost to Nashua
in first round
1949 83–43 First 68,767 Ripper Collins
Dutch Dorman
Earl Browne
Lost to Springfield Cubs
in first round

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (Third ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.
  2. ^ "New England League - BR Bullpen".
  3. ^ "1899 Pawtucket Colts minor league baseball Roster on".
  4. ^ "Pawtucket Phenoms minor league baseball Statistics and Roster on".
  • David Borges, The Pawtucket Red Sox (Images of Baseball). Arcadia Publications, 2002.

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